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From the Dean: Salary, compensation, and parity

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One of the hot topics of discussion on campus relates to the compensation study by the Huron Consulting Group that is underway currently at UND. The Huron study was developed to augment the compensation analyses that UND has been doing for some time. Although this analysis of UND compensation remains a work in progress, I […]

From the Dean: Finalizing our strategic plan

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As we welcome 2024 and students return to their studies, I thought it might be productive to outline some of the School’s priorities and areas of focus in this new year. Recall that UND, like most academic institutions, operates on an academic and fiscal year that runs from July to June, in contrast to the […]

From the Dean: Advance rather than ‘retreat’

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Happy Primary Care Week 2023! Today is the final day of activities here (and elsewhere) celebrating primary care, the backbone of our healthcare system (especially in rural areas). There have been events each day this week at the SMHS coordinated by our Center for Rural Health and the North Dakota Rural Health Association. One of […]

From the Dean: A new chair for our Department of Occupational Therapy

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In last week’s column I highlighted the contributions of Dr. Janet Jedlicka, chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy, who will be retiring at the end of this month after 17 productive years as chair of the department. This week I am pleased to announce that recently promoted Professor of Occupational Therapy Dr. Sarah Nielsen […]

From the Dean: Our LCME reaccreditation is official!

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We just received the long-awaited findings of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) regarding the accreditation of our medical education program that leads to the M.D. degree, and the news is wonderful! We have been granted continued full accreditation for an eight-year term (the maximum permitted under LCME rules) with the next full survey […]

From the Dean: Masking and accreditation and Commencement, oh my!

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Given the current apparent transition of COVID-19 in our region from a pandemic to an endemic situation (meaning that while COVD-19 has not disappeared, it no longer is associated with widespread, rapid, and potentially debilitating community spread), it would appear to be an appropriate time to further modify the School’s pandemic mitigation policy. To this […]

From the Dean: A wonderful week

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Yesterday marked the 42nd annual Frank Low Research Day at the School, and this year our premier research event was again virtual. Presentations by faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, residents, and graduate, medical, and health sciences students were prerecorded and then aired during the meeting, with subsequent live video discussion with members of the audience. Named […]

From the Dean: LCME update and a special Giving Hearts Day gift

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Earlier this week we had a mock visit to help prepare us for the accreditation visit for our medical student program that will occur in April. Like that forthcoming visit, this practice session was done virtually. We contracted with a group of former medical school deans who help schools prepare for their accreditation visits by […]

From the Dean: Honoring Rick Vari, taking our School’s vital signs

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Recently, I attended the virtual retirement ceremony for Dr. Rick Vari, held October 29, 2021, by the Virginia Tech Carilion (VTC) School of Medicine where Rick was the Senior Dean for Academic Affairs and a founding faculty member. Many of you will remember Rick when he was a faculty member here at the School before […]

From the Dean: Updates on mandates, retaining talent, and accreditation

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One week out from our annual continuing education symposium and I’m still in awe of the talent we’ve amassed here in North Dakota. Presenters from six different disciplines (from both UND and NDSU) gave six exceptional talks last week for our “Disrupting Aging” symposium, which, in the end, saw more than 100 participants-providers from across […]

From the Dean: Getting ready for LCME

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Next week promises to be an especially busy week for me personally, as I will be participating (albeit virtually) in the June meeting of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the accreditation body for U.S. medical schools. As I’ve mentioned before, the LCME is comprised of 19 members, 15 of whom are what the […]

From the Dean: ‘Cross-over,’ COVID, and commencement

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We now have reached the “cross-over” phase of the North Dakota legislative session where bills that originated in one chamber are passed over to the other chamber for consideration. In the case of the funding bill for the UND SMHS that is contained in the higher education budget (SB 2003), the bill (which passed without […]

From the Dean: So far, so good in Bismarck

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Here is some promising news regarding the School’s budget submission to the North Dakota Legislative Assembly (Legislature) that currently is being considered by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The Committee just released a status report of its current thinking about the North Dakota University System (NDUS) budget request, of which the UND SMHS is one important […]